March 28, 2005
I was reading this month's "Costco Connection" magazine when I came across an article by Wally Amos, of Uncle Wally's Muffin Company. In it he writes,
"Many people throughout the years have commented to me that being famous makes it easy for me to have a positive attitude. I explain that I am famous because of my positive attitude."
Here's the question: What's your attitude like today? Is it helping you or hurting you as you go after what you want in life? Is it positive or negative?
Help me out here. Do you believe the following statements are true?
I'm sure someone out there is saying, "It's hard to be positive in such a negative world?" Why? Because you believe it is. What if you could teach yourself to look at things differently? What if you could teach yourself to believe that hard does not mean impossible, hard does not mean can't be done. That hard is just a word and that words have no power until you believe they do.
- Companies are always looking for people with negative attitudes to hire.
- You will make more money in your lifetime with a negative attitude than with a positive one.
- Successful people like to be around negative people.
- Teams thrive with negative team members.
Here's a suggestion:
Start feeding your brain with different messages. Start by reading ALL of the new submissions on the quotation pages - each category. There is food for thought on every one of these pages and the message you need for today may be on a page you don't normally look at. Digest the wisdom. Make the decision to be more positive today and go out into your world and enjoy every moment. Be in control of yourself and how you think and act.
Be part of the solution, not part of the problem. Look for the opportunities, not the obstacles.
Be someone with a positive attitude not someone who is thinking about having a positive attitude.
--- Copyright © 2005 Marlene Blaszczyk
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